”So what made you move schools anyway?” Mary-Anne asked as we walked together through the crowds.
I looked over to her and shrugged. ”My parents are always moving.We even went to live in Paris once. That was fun seeming as the only French I used to know was the small amount they teached in school.” I said. ”I dont know though. Maybe this will be the place they finally settle down to.” I said trying to hide the hope and disbelief in my voice. I knew it wouldn’t happen. ”They said I was staying until at least the end of this school year.”
Mary-Anne nodded. ”That’s great. You seem like a really nice girl.” She said truhfully. ‘'I like you.” I smiled up at her slightly. Se wouldn’t be the only one. Conceited right? But it was true. I can’t help being the same push over people pleaser I had always been.
We entered math class together and sat beside one another. She grinned over at me; her braces had green in them making them the same color of snot. I didn’t say anything though. She was a sweet girl instead I shot her a smile back, and struck up a conversation with her. I didn’t even have to contribute that much.
She seemed to be a genuinely cheery person. Her eyes lit up as she talked all through the lesson, only stopping when the teacher yelled at her. Obviously she didn’t usually get into trouble. She had flushed a deep red and buried her face in the book not even looking back up to me again in case the teacher spotted.
I fought back a laugh at her discomfort. Once the lesson was finished she looked back at me, and started talking a mile a minute to make up for lost time. As it turned out she was in most of my lessons today, up to lunch. She walked up beside me….
”My mom says people are just trying to get others attention by being mean.” I shot her a sympathetic smile. I didn’t know what it was like to be bullied. I would never wish it upon anyone though.
”Look Mary-Anne, the world is full of mean people.” I told her. ”If they bully you it means they’re dicks, and dicks aren’t worth worrying or crying over.” Mary-Anne shot me a grateful smile. I threw one back at her and continued to walk. That was up until the point where she slapped her forehead loudly. I turned back to her with a questioning look….